Pasta Fagioli is a wonderful Italian Soup that is perfect for fall or winter. We love to serve this delicious soup with garlic breadsticks. Please watch the video below to see how I make it.
1 can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
1 pound ground Italian sausage, turkey or pork
½ medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-14 ½ ounce can diced tomatoes
6-8 cups chicken broth
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme (you might want to add a little more)
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup small pasta
Grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
In a large pot, brown Italian sausage. Drain and remove from pan and set aside. Add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil. Cook onions and carrots for about 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, thyme, bay leaf, salt, pepper and beans. Cover and cook for 1 hour on low heat.
Add pasta and cook until pasta is al dente. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Sprinkle each serving with grated Parmesan and Romano cheese.